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a long time, when the c.i.a. for 25 years, now he's been with the obama administration as a national security advisor for four years. and while he was not the architect of the drone program itself, he has been the architect of the obama administration drone program. and i came away from there with the feeling that i had going in that there is a definite direction of not capturing these high value targets and soliciting information from them through detention and interrogation. >> but because he said that it's ideal or preferrable to capture them so you can get intelligence. >> yet when i asked him how many high value targets they had captured in the last four years on the obama administration, he dodged and weaved there. >> he said he would get back to you with a number. >> the fact is, i know what the number is. it's one. he allude to do it a little later in his testimony. we captured a guy, we put him on a ship for 60 days and sailed around in the ocean, interrogated him. you know, that's not a detention interrogation policy that can be -- >> brennan also, as mike emmanuel pointed
. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. embassy s under attack. this time in turkey. record reports of a homicide bomb
krauthammer. well as we know white paper obama administration was leaked. we know more of the legal parameters that the administration cites for the use of drones to attack and to kill american citizens. the target must be and target must be a, quote, senior operational leader that poses an imminent threat and the decision could be made by informed high level official of the u.s. government. steve, do those seem reasonable guidelines? >> any time you have the u.s. governmental killing a u.s. citizen without due process it would have to give you pause. if you look the way president obama, he demagogued the issue in the campaign and things he said afterwards, there is tremendous amount of hypocrisy from the white house. we are talking about by the administration over water boarding enhanced interrogations where you would be subjecting a non-u.s. citizen to interrogations versus this kind of killing of american citizen. i think there is a lot of hypocrisy involved. just because it's hypocritical doesn't mean it's the wrong policy. i think that the language probably needs to be tightened some, thi
of the obama administration, the previous eight years of the bush administration, and the previous eight years of the clinton administration, i can continue to go back. so, i do not serious about negotiating. >> molly: he says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwarted iran's nuclear development. >> kelly: thank you for that reported. >> jamie: biden's jess tur may be falling on deaf ears as iran showed their newest warplane. it's made in iran and according to the iranian military it combines the speed of a fighter jet the firepower of a bomber and can evade radar. >> kelly: for more with the continuing standoff with iran and biden's remarks on direct talks, we will be joined by former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton. he'll weigh in wisdom of engaging in such talks that some critics say it gives iran more time to develop their nuclear weapons program. >> jamie: deadly terror attack in turkey. the suspected homicide bomber or suicide bomber may have been a convicted terrorist who was serving time after being released with an illness. they are claims respo
was leaked today that explains the obama administration justification for taking out american citizens could pose a terror threat. is that constitutional? details up next. >>> greg has a horse he's going to tell us about later. first we have to ask, is it ever okay for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens? what if they were al-qaeda terrorists. there a justice department memo that reveals the obama administration legal justification for targeting american suspects overseas with drone strikes. eric holder defended this controversy today. >> we have, as a basis for action we take, congressional statute that allows us to operate against al-qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or afghanistan but that we only take thesed. kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and we're confident we're doing so in a way consistent with federal and international law. >> drone attacks not new. we've known the obama administration uses them but the legal justification was revealed and be a big topic at brennan's hearing thursday before the senate about th
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americans are living on government assistance. now, is that the fault of the obama administration? is it the fault of congress? or is it the fault of the american people? we elected these people in office, and we reejected obama and his policy has failed us, kelly. we don't know what the middle class is today because the middle class continues to shrink. >> christy, what i hear angela saying and i don't want to put words in her mouth, but when you point an accusing finger at someone you've got four fingers pointed back at you. is it the american people's fault we're in the state that we're in. >> if the economy were a person, someone who had a life threatening ailment, made a miraculous recovery and still has a little bit after nagging cough. i absolutely agree that the economy, the growth is by historical perspectives, but at the same time a ton of positive signs all around. one is that the stock market is at its highest levels or near highest levels in five years and consumer confidence is still fairly high and we've yet again revised the jobs numbers in the last few months whic
-- >> the obama administration is against them. and the obama administration has said no. >> you know, there is a board narrative here going on and that is that finally, the chickens are coming home to roost on president obama's varied economic policy. most people thought they voted for obama if you made less than $250,000 a year because you weren't going to get your taxes increased. guess what? you got a big fat tax increase. >> ben, go ahead. >> the worst thing that could have possibly happened in this country is to lose the constitution. that's worst than having these people covered by medicaid instead of by oak obamacare. losing the constitution is the crisis. >> we're not there yet. >> gary k, you know what? you have been staunchly opposed to this from the very beginning. i read your work. the unions are now, everyone is included. do you think this is where ben's right, that we're going in this direction, that we're going to lose the constitution? >> i don't know if you lose it whole, but i have to tell you there are pieces that are being thrown out the window right now. you know
surprise to the obama administration. i think eventually, brenda, we'll all be under one government health plan. here is why. as john pointed out, the costs will be pushed more and more to people right now that can pay their insurance premiums. let's use me, i have blue cross, blue shield, my premiums will go up, they have gone up. and eventually, i'm just not going to keep paying higher premiums and i'll sign up for the government exchange. multiply me by 100 million people that are paying or whatever the number is and eventually we'll all concede and it will be like the borg and resistance is futile and the government will then clamp down on cost and doctors will have less incentive to enter the medical field. supply of medicine will decrease just like it has in the u.k. and get the u.k. system if you want to see a gynecologist or specialist or something, you've got to wait six weeks and that's what will eventually happen. >> brenda: john. >> to gary's point perfectly, very quietly last week, post-election, the government announced that medicare had cut their subsidy of reimbursement for
: first term scandals could be coming back to haunt the obama administration as a columnist suggests some high profile leaks could amount to an inpeachable offense. that high. we'll look at legal arguments from both sides. 24 hours after the obama administration had given authorities to kill americans with drones, we're asking why there's not more outrage in the media and capitol hill. hollywood speaks out defending the second amendment. here is a hint who it is. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't treat that. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment object
an american for assassination, it's the obama administration advancing novel legal theories. >> we have have as a basis for action a congressional statute that allows us to to operate and balking at congressional oversite. >> i have nothing on alleged memos regarding potentially classified memphis. >> this president when he was a senator excoriated the bush administration for its presumption of an imperial presidency and presidential powers. now that he's the president, he's lucky he doesn't have a senator obama who is chas chastg him from the floor of the united states senate. >> reporter: some of the obama supporters dabbing at the sand man in their eyes appear to have awakend to the double standard. >> i have to say i was definitely on the critical end of things as were members of my family. we were very, very, very concerned about how far the bush administration pushed the boundaries of not only what is constitutional but what is morally right, and this is definitely in the same category. >> obviously a democratic administration white house secret war policy memos are very different from
and killed and on the contrary the obama administration is a allowing the targeting of american citizens to die. killing them without allowing them any legal recourse, no safeguards in place and the killings themselves are based on limits that one aclu official likely called elastic, vaguely defined and easily manipulated and d in the pro process killing many other nontargetted human beings in one case innocent children. i have to ask are the democrats going to rake obama over the coals like they did george w. bush? what about the news media? are we going to start seeing outrage from the networks? that is doubtful. there will be silence from the lap dogs in the obama mania media. in terms of the sher depth and breadth of hypocrisy and this story this is about the hardest story to beat. joining me with reaction from the american center for law and justice, jay seculw and dennis kucinich. welcome back to hannity. and dennis is now part of the family. let me get this straight. so eit enhanced interrogation is torture, it is unconstitutional and contrary to our ideas. it is not who we are bu
obama has gone lightyears beyond what the bush administration did. and by the way, if bush ever attempted this narrative, these policies, i'm telling you democrats would have been calling for are bush's impeachment. it is important to remind the american people exactly what the bush administration did in terms of terrorists. they endorsed enhanced interrogation techniques including waterboarding on exactly three, that's it, three high value terrorist detainees. one being khalid shaikh muhammad who was the mastermind of 9/11. no terrorist was ever water boarded and killed and on the contrary the obama administration is a allowing the targeting of american citizens to die. killing them without allowing them any legal recourse, no safeguards in place and the killings themselves are based on limits that one aclu official likely called elastic, vaguely defined and easily manipulated and d in the pro process killing many other nontargetted human beings in one case innocent children. i have to ask are the democrats going to rake obama over the coals like they did george w. bush? what a
offer any answers. is america a safer place or in more peril under the obama administration? are we safer or in more peril? >> it's an interesting question. if you are into the drone program, you are happy about killing terrorists. but i am concerned about lost opportunities, in terms of being able to get intelligence to gather informs and to be able to make a bigger impact overall. but it hasn't become, you know, expedient enough to try to put people behind bars and take unfunded liabilities. >> what are you going to do? invade tunisia to get these people? >> i didn't say that. >> no, maybe. how about leaning on tunisia? >> how about leaning on tunisia? what he said was right, that's the law of tunisia, we cannot go in there and take this guy out when they are following the laws of the country he lives in. i don't know what you expect. you want -- i don't know if we have enough soldiers to take over tunisia? >> no one's saying to take over tunisia. but you can exert diplomatic pressure to turn him over. there are other ways to do that. >> i am sure they have done that. >> be creati
the other obama administration has been, officials have been. i expect by now he'll admit it was a terrorist attack which would be a welcome change. look, i think he's hoping to be asked about drones because he doesn't want to be asked uncomfortable questions about other issues. and my fear is that the drones, is going to divert attention away from benghazi that need to be explored and divert attention away from issues like quite frankly. john brennan was the height of the bush administration the enhanced interrogation program. so he was literally the principal consumer of intelligence for khalid shaikh mohammed and others. if he claims he was opposed to it why didn't he speak out and quite frankly why aren't we interrogating people. when you vaporize a terrorist with a drone you vaporize their intelligence in their brain. we're killing everybody on drones and happening on his watch and ought to be answering questions about that. >> alisyn: and simon, you know how washington works, and things are not always as they seem at first blush. is it as we hear marc sort of saying, leaked to the new
released by the obama administration, governing school lunches and vending machines. now they are saying that we have to have diet soda and low-cal foods, all in an effort to combat obesity. i think parents know how to govern obesity in the homes. how about more physical education, i have one who needs to run around several times a day. how about parent who is think that diet soda is not the way to go? i prefer my kids to drink the soda and brush their teeth, instead of drrching diet sodasm i think this poll is like americans, parents are feeling an assault on personal freedom and how they raise their family, how they live their lives. >> another number i thought was interesting, only 26% of people in this poll say they trusted the federal government to do the right thing. only a quarter of americans. >> that's because, when you go to 2011 and see that seven months was dedicated to arguing about the debt ceiling. the debt ceiling, which does not one thing to add to the budget deficit. not one nickel of spenning, it's agreeing to pay the bill. we waited seven months and threaten ord credi
by the obama administration in the past. >> you say with certainty that bin laden's hideout would have been found without the advanced interrogation techniques? >> i can say with certainty that no single piece of information with the exception with the address of the compound was vital to this because we're talking about tiny bits of information that were compiled by unbelievably competent professionals. >> the information that was acquired that led to our knowledge about this compound came from multiple sources. sometimes individuals provide information willingly and sometimes they did unwittingly. the tracking of bin laden's whereabouts put the puzzle together so there was no one critical bit of information that was provided by either a detainee or somebody else. >> sean: joining me is liz cheney. maybe you can explain, why is this president can never accept plame blame for bad decisions and can't even knowledge what is an obvious simple truth that those eit's give them intelligence that led to the capture and compiling of bin laden? >> i don't know why. i think part of it has to do he do
to the meltdown. >> we're now getting a peek behind the curtain into the obama administration justification for targeting an killing american citizens that it suspects of terrorism. it comes as one of the faces of the drone program prepares for his confirmation hearing to the top spot at the c.i.a. catherine herridge tells us some lawmakers are demanding answers. >> the white house press secretary was peppered with questions about the president's authority to target u.s. citizens. >> these strikes are legal, ethical and wise. >> this is giving legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial. >> i would point you to the ample judicial precedent. >> this letter signed by eight democrats and three republicans urges mr. obama to produce the memos th authorizes use the drones to congress and republicans can decide whether it's subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. susan colins says fundamental principals are at stake. >> the obama administration released all these opinions from the office of legal council about the bush administration's treatment of detainees. so
that disrespectful point of view. under the obama administration will also pay a price. we will be supporting many of those misguided young people who can't prosper in the marketplace. that's the memo. this afternoon she appeared again before the judge. ms. soto apologized to him. her attorney saying she was under the influence of drugs and her remarks were inappropriate. here is how the judge replied today. >> i think the judge watched my talking points memo earlier this week. we are thinking around the same thing there. the judge then vacated the jail sentence and if ms. soto can post $5,000 bond she can get out. joining us from los angeles, trial attorney. and from kansas city lawyer and psychologist. dr. russell, begin with you what do you think about this case in general? >> i liked it the way the judge had it, bill. consequences are key. way too many young people being spared. way too many consequences and way too many actions. really rare in life that we actually help people long-term by sparing them consequences of their actions. in fact, bill, that is much more the cause of our violence p
could be achieved in the new obama administration, the second term you about it is ultimately the supreme leader who calls the shots. certainly the fact that iran told the u.n. nuclear watchdog last week it was going to be deploying a significant number of second generation centrifuges that can spin uranium three times as fast as ones currently used is not a sign of stepping back, jenna. it is certainly a sign of moving quickly along. there are some experts who think that actually more rigorous, intensive, sustained negotiations at this point will be more useful than sanctions. then there are different opinions at this point about this point of no return. some say it his iran has enough fissile materiel it could make a nuclear warhead. and that would be this summer by many estimates. others are saying that red line point is when iran can do that but do it in a way that is undetected by world powers so they won't really have an opportunity to respond in time. and some experts are frankly saying iran is already at this point is a nuclear power because it frankly does have the kn
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
the world? >> netanyahu just yesterday said positive things about the obama administration. >> come on, mark. >> the arab spring was in a lot of ways fostered by the 70,000 men and women working for the state department of the united states as well as diplomats working for all sorts of western countrys. >> how has that gone? >> fairly well. we have democratic elebronned governments in a lot of the middle east right now. actual we have fixate on benghazi and people on the right will want to. >> doug: fixate? what does it matter now? >> ambassador chris stevens was a close personal friend of is secretary clinton and she took responsibility -- >> she didn't -- >> i remember this. she said i will take full responsibility and then i didn't really hear that kate in the congressional hearings last week. did you? >> yeah, not only eric has the fact that she didn't take responsibility last week she continually forced it elsewhere. but she lied for days and days and weeks she said that it was the result of some spontaneous video and said that to the victims' families as she stood next to the coffins a
in coming to the table. >> they haven't been in the previous four years the obama administration the previous eight years of the bush administration and the previous eight years of clinton administration. i can continue to go back, so i do not think they he are serious about negotiating. it just gives them more time. >> reporter: the general says the u.s. along with other nations should use covert operations to thwart iran's nuclear development. gregg? >> molly henneberg. thanks. >>> the white house says it expects the senate to confirm president obama's nominee for defense secretary. white house press secretary jay carney defending former republican senator chuck hagel saying that he will be an excellent pentagon chief. now, this comes after a fiery confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. he faced some tough questions including this one from senator james imhoff. >> why do you think the rainan foreign ministry strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics senator. i hav
acting secretaries of commerce during the obama administration only 2 confirmed secretaries of commerce. so it's it not a major priority. >> all right. but i don't think the secretary of commerce does anything certainly hasn't done much lately because there isn't one. >> bill: they don't do anything. oversight? >> it is, as you would infer, it's a little patronage. we are hearing very clearly that the president can't find anybody to take the job. i don't buy that penny is going to take this job. this is an accomplished business woman. she is an important community figure in chicago. and she has got bigger fish to fry. >> bill: she is really far left person. >> no question about it. >> bill: she is not going to look out for me or you or anybody else. she is going to push a very left wing agenda on to the commerce department. >> which is probably going to be pretty concern that the of the president himself. >> that brings back to initial comment she doesn't care anymore. going to appoint these people. >> if he can find one. >> channeling his inner martin van buren. you know the master. ki
waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threats to our country that he didn't know that our policy was not containment? i moon, that was shocking. >> c.i.a. director nominee john brennan performed better in his confirmation hearing. yet faces criticism for holding the bush and obama administrations to two different ethical standards in the war on terror. the republicans are determined to hold up his nomination for another reason. >> it is absolutely essential that the documents this committee has requested on benghazi be supplied before the confirmation moves forward.
on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that brennan was opposed to waterboarding. brennan said he favored some aspects of the enhanced interrogation program. as for the drones we expect he will take some heat from the left. also some heat in terms of kill
calmer moments we heard john brennan explain his fiphilosophy which included defense of the obama administration's drone program. >> i never believed in a terrorist event to detain him. we want to detain as much as possible to get information from them to prevent further terrorist attacks. >> the agency started using enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding. yesterday he changed his tune a little bit. >> i have expressed my personal objections and views about certain of those eit's such as waterboarding nudity and others where i professed my personal objections to it but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> some senators yesterday noted concern about the lack of transparency surrounding the drone program. other democrats like the chair diane fine stein supported him more thoroughly. fine stein says he will make a fine leader for the cia. >> it is time for your 5@5:00. >> some of the other stories making news for you at this hour. defense secretary leon panetta coming un
by the obama administration. but these were policies that needed to be in place before 2001 and were not. they went through the pain and the agony and the reputational problems of the years of the bush administration, but when president obama took office, then even despite the rhetoric and the inconsistencies of what they criticized president bush for, it looks like to me they kept most he of those policies. that's good. >> brennan was there under bush. he kept a lot of the policies. >> excuse me. there are more holes in this testimony than a fat man's ham mock. that's pretty good, right. >> much better than swiss cheese. >> we never get answers on benghazi. we never got the two answers, why were the calls for help ignored, who pushed the video. we get more answers if congress gathered around a ouija board, and the benghazi suspect is free while the film maker is in jail. which reminds me as we tape this, there's still a manhunt for this cop killer in the woods of california, and i heard susan rice is already arresting the director of first flood. >> very good. >> turn to this guy. he's
the president. the mainstream media is giving the obama administration a pass and that needs to stop. martha: we'll hear from the cia, the man who is expected to be the head of the cia, downbrennan, there is so much focus on the drone issue. i want to get your thoughts on that. i know you are supportive of that program overall. do you think that because of the drone issue that john brennan will get a pass on what he knew because we haven't heard from him on that. >> isn't that a good question in the counter terrorism director of the united states has not said one word about the actions he took when he was notified. there is a joint task force by law that is supposed to meet when there is a terrorist attack. they weren't even called into session. i'll ask panetta why that is so. no one has asked john brennan anything about benghazi. he's in the chain of command to do something about it. it's dumbfounding the lack of scrutiny this administration has had regarding benghazi. martha: we know hillary clinton was basically up all night trying to get help in the area from the libyan government. we don't
and represent the obama administration there also on wednesday, power ball. back again with a massive jackpot after nobody won this weekend. wednesday's drawing will be for an estimated $2,008,000,000 good luck if you are playing. that is how works reports on this sunday, february 3rd, 2013. so a lot of things to watch out for for this next week. keep it right here on fox news channel. i'm harris faulkner. have a fabulous week. >> there are deep divisions on capitol hill to prevent mass shootings. well ask two leading advocates to make their cases, husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, mark kelly, and the head of the national rifle association. both on fox news sunday. >> senate republicans go after one of their former colleagues who wants to be defense secretary. >> were you right? yes-or-no answer? >> we will ask if chuck hagel's nomination is in trouble. our power player of the week, a cheerleader for poetry, all, right now, on fox news sunday. hello, again from fox news in washington, dc. president obama travels to minneapolis tomorrow to continue his push for new gun contro
, the obama administration passed an executive order making carbon a pollutant, therefore allowing the epa to pursue additional regulations that the law itself did not allow them to pursue because congress refused to act. there is a balance, and i hopelessly agrees, between environmental protection and economic growth, recovery, stimulation. that's what we're trying to find right now. we need to make sure we liberate the energy sector as we learn from a series of reports that have the potential to create over a million jobs in the next three years alone if properly allowed through government regulation, not overregulation, to start doing more drilling, to start exploring more energy sources. natural gas which we have an abundance of here in the united states, and we see state by state, shannon, the number of unemployed people in states like north dakota a and ohio and texs are going down in large part because of energy production and energy exploration and states like california where leslie sits have horrendous unemployment, anemic growth, much like the rest of the country. >> shannon: le
of two major obama administration officials. tonight on "special report," the president's counterterrorism advisor, john brennan, faced questions in his bid to become c.i.a. director. brennan has been linked to both the drone and enhanced interrogation programs and we'll talk live with the vice chair of the senate intelligence committee, sax bee chambliss. leon panetta said there was not enough time to get a military team olin i can't on the night of the benghazi. horror stories out of turkey, syrian refugees recount what they saw that drove them out of their country. and a massive manhunt out west. police from los angeles to las vegas are looking for a former lapd cop suspected of a shooting spree. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 p.m. eastern. now back to new york and "the five". ♪ >> welcome back to the five. senator bob menendez is at the center of a prostitution scandal and now there are allegations that he may have inappropriately used his power to help his friend, dr. solomon melgen. the same doctor whose private jet he used for trips to the domin
with the obama administration and eight years of the bush and carter administration. they don't want to negotiate. they are hell bent on going to have a nuclear weapon and we must finally realize that and take the appropriate covert action without describing it here to stop that from happening. >> this s another story that made headlines. contentous hearingings over chuck hagel's nomination for secretary. we'll listen to that right now. >>ip am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show you refuse tod answer the qui. now please go ahead. >> there is john mccain among the senators who were grilling hagel about his views on issues ranging from iran to israel. were you surprised by the way hagel conducted himself? in they felt he should have been more prepared? >> i astonished really. i know he's more skill would than that. you would have thought with all . publicity he would have had good scripted answers and looked down and responded that way and clearly the sturge was a success. he could have said i like many others didn't think it was and take his medicine and go on. his an
iran receiving an invitation from the obama administration. but there is one condition. and an american mom who vanished a half world away found dead. she is no longer miss the government of tirk going after her killer and rounding up people who may know what happened to her. the fox report and the latest on the investigation of her disappearance and murder . prank calls that go too far targeting some of the biggest name necessary entertainment n their home orend us crimes and how the odd and very mean trend cost taxpayers and the new push to stop it >> also, she represented all americans with pride and distinction in the summer olympics and ultimately bringing home the gold and making history in the process. my sit down interview with gymist grabby douglas. >>im harris faulkner. they defied the rules and at this hour iranians are invited to table by vice-president biden saying the u.s. is stands to hold talks with iran over the nuclear program. he laid out plans for diplomacy and comes with a warning and condition and iran must be serious about this opportunity. >> we made it clear in
not been willing to sit down with the clinton, bush or obama administration. iran recently announced it will add new machines to speed up the ability to enrich uranium. mahmoud ahmadinejad says iran's program is for civilian purposes. but the u.s. and other nations believe iran is trying to build a nuclear weapons arsenal. one fox military analyst says the offer for bilateral talks probably won't go anywhere. >> probably just a signal to let the europeans think we are trying. it is a feel good thing but it's not going to happen. let's be realistic about it. i think we have to start moving out and taking covert measures, not overt. covert measures with others to ensure that they do not get nuclear weapons. >> general mcinerney says they are stalling to develop more weapons. >>> the vice president's gesture may be falling on deaf ears as they unveil their new warplane. the plane called the dominant 313 is made in iran. according to the nation's military it combines a speed of a fighter jet with the firepower of a bomber and can evade radar but none of the planes can be confirmed. >> mo
watched it he seems unprepared on the questions he quite frankly knew was coming. >> members of the obama administration and leon panetta are defending hagel. dempsey says he thinks highly of hagel and is x confident of his abilities after speaking to him in private. >> i will say in my conversations he was well prepared articulate and precise. >> you are confident he could do the job? >> i am not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. >> reporters trying to thin the tied against hagel. what are they saying? >> leon pan nineda said it was politics that led to the fierce questioning by the armed service committee in capitol hill. >> it is ob yut the political knights were after hagel. >> what disappointed me was that they talked a lot about past quotes. what about what the secretary of defense is confronting today. we didn't spend a lot of time discussing those issues and in the end that counts. >> hagel should have been questioned more about issues like the war in afghanistan, the turmoil in the mideast and the looming budget cuts that could severely impact the pentagon. in
responses. the obama administration is under fire for its controversial drone program. now the white house is defending its right to target americans without due process. we wanted to know do you think that anything is okay in protecting our homeland or is it over the line. kathy from arkansas said i want our homeland protected at any cost. i'm terrified terrorists will attack the country. david from south carolina said we're becoming too dependent on technology to fight terrorism. we need an influx of human intelligence. >> thanks everyone who responded. we appreciate it. have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. i'm gretchen carlson. it's wednesday, february 6, 2013. thanks for sharing your time today. what a difference four years make. democrats now say it is their right to kill americans as they see fit, the same party who said it was wrong for george bush to torture terrorists. is there hypocrisy? >>steve: come get your gun insurance. good idea? what do you think? we're going to report and you decide. >>brian: a good lesson for anyone. why it is nev
, staunchly defending the obama administration's use of drones against americans. >> i would like to ask you about the status of the administration's efforts to institutionalize rules and procedures for the conduct of drone strikes, in particular, how you see your role as cia director in that approval process? >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approval process, before any action is contemplated, including those actions that might involve the use of legal force. >> the fifth amendment is pretty clear. no depreivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law. we are threatening american lives with a drone attack. >> if the executive branch makes a mistake and kills the wrong person or a group of the wrong people, how should the government acknowledge that? >> i believe we need to acknowledge it. i believe we need to acknowledge it to our foreign partners. we need to acknowledge it publicly. >> i have been on this committee more than 10 years. with
taken out by a drone? >> the problem is there is no oversight to determine -- the way the obama administration is doing it. it is like the top men. >> but you are not encouraged or optimistic security team? >> no. i am not encouraged by thib making the decisions without the oversight. i don't trust anyone with that kind of power. >> i agree. >> these senate panels are asking such detailed questions. john mccain and even lindsay graham, everything was set up beautifully to get them in the corner on these topics. it is really amazing the questioning and the research. >> people are critical and the question is whether or not we are getting anything out of the hearing. and a lot of people are skeptical. >> i will say before i go, saying you are not qualified to be the head of the cia because you over saw a secret program to kill people, it is like saying are you not qualified to be the head chef because you have a lot of cooking. >> you killed it, andy. >> i am done. >> see you later. coming up, tom cruise is dead -- set on making top gun 2. and why not? the first was great. loved i
the money will go to her. >>> catholic bishops rejecting the obama administration's compromise on the contraceptive mandate. they left out colleges and hospitals, so the bishops are upset. they plan to fight the case in court. >>gretchen: i love this story. dogs are a very important part of the u.s. military and they have protected and saved thousands of american lives since world war ii. our next guest is a true canine hero. luca served two tours in iraq and one in afghanistan where she lost her leg while sweeping out an i.e.d. and saved her platoon while doing so. joining me now is luca and her handler. i guess luca is comfortable? >> yes ma'am. >>gretchen: tell us the story about luca and your relationship with her. >> she joined the core in 2006. i was her first trainer and handler. i had her five tours. she is trained to search for explosives. the last year and a half she was in camp pendelton, california. march 23, last year in afghanistan she was leading a patrol and she located an i.e.d. the secondary device was booby-trapped and detonated. it took off her front left pa
generating a lot of controversy. the secret u.s. drone campaign and how the obama administration is it using it in a key weapon in the fight with suspected terrorist. there are no checks and balances and some say it gives the president a license to kill . others complain that the mere fact that the program is in place is it hypochrisy because the president and his allies are tough on the bush administration. joining us is a specialops wing man who is author of the book. naitance director. >> naitance. >> great to have you here today. it is it a busy news we wanted to talk about what is at play here? what is your first thouts when you learned that the program was in place and could target americans? >> one it is it a great idea to take a terrorist out it doesn't matter how we take them out. whether we walk up close and shoot them or hit them from a drone at 20,000 feet. but the problem is it we are targiting americans. there can never be anyone in a position to have unlateral decision making on killing americans. guys like me and the men and women of the military and the intelligence agencies
. there is aments vs. a needs test. what obama administration wants to do is not what our country needs to be done. drilling or fracking we need to exploit our own resources at this time for our own benefit. we shouldn't be buying resources from countries that don't like us very much. and why is it okay to drill off the coast of brazil but not the coast line of our own coast line, florida, mississippi, we need to exemployed our own resources. we have got to get trying to define the marketplace by regulation. counts the real authority which should be taken and that is by rule of law. by legislation by agency or by the president's stroke of a pen by executive order. >> brand new secretary of state john kerry says that climate change is going to be one of his main focuses. what happens with the keystone pipeline. is he talking more broadly on the international stage with all of the things that we're facing at home and abroad. do you think that climate change should be the top priority for the secretary of state? >> i think climate change should be a top priority for all of us. 97% of scientists and r
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